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Canadian Armed Forces Member was found not guilty of sexual assault at court martial

January 5, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Yesterday, Master Corporal Dustin Jackson was found not guilty by a standing court martial in Gatineau, Quebec.

The charges were related to an alleged sexual assault of a female member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa, Ontario in October, 2011, which was reported in January 2014.   

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  • Of the two charges which were preferred by the Director of Military Prosecutions on April 13, 2015, Military Judge, Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil:

    • Found Master Corporal Jackson not guilty of one charge of sexual assault under section 130 of the National Defence Act (NDA) (section 271 Criminal Code of Canada).

    • Found Master Corporal Jackson not guilty of one charge of having behaved in a disgraceful manner under section 93 of the NDA.

  • The CAF takes all allegations of any form of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to dealing with them as quickly as possible.

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